“Blink” Reports: May’13 Jersey Design Inspiration

So, we hope that you loved yesterday’s insight into our knitwear and soft wovens retail reports. Well, today you get a chance to get a peak inside our jersey report with an exclusive look at the original design work that we create for our subscribers.

"Blink" Jersey report, May'13

"Blink" Jersey report, May'13

"Blink" Jersey report, May'13

"Blink" Jersey report, May'13

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“Blink” Reports: Now with Designs

We hope that you enjoyed having a look at the ‘Soft Wovens’ and ‘Denim’ design work yesterday. This morning we’re showing off jersey, and this afternoon you’ll have a bit of knitwear. The monthly product reports all run at about 40 pages, packed full of inspirational images. We also produce an ‘Overview’ reports at over 100 pages, featuring the best bits from the five category reports (knit, denim, soft wovens, jersey, print). If you’re in the industry and you need to be up to the minute on what’s hot in London, then these are a brilliant tool. Why not contact your nearest agent to find out more?

Jersey designs, June'12

Jersey designs, June'12

Jersey designs, June'12

Jersey designs, June'12

“Blink” Reports: ‘Jersey’

So, we started our week of showcasing our reports yesterday with the ‘Print’ report and so here we are on to our next title which is ‘Jersey’. I think this is what the Americans call ‘Cut and Sew’. Am I right in thinking that? Anyways, this is one of the reports where you get super hot season’s where lots of topical stuff is being done in jersey, and then you get periods where its all about underpinnings, simplistic shapes and more subtle innovation. We’ve been going through a couple of seasons now where the spotlight has firmly been on knitwear and soft wovens. This means that we have to work extra hard to ensure all of you jersey designers, buyers and manufacturers out there still have lots of inspiration and information about what to do with jersey, because it’s still a key element to most brands and collections.

Enjoy this wee peak inside the covers of the last report that we published, and remember that these are only a selection from the over 40 pages that made up the complete report. If you’d like to see more and find out about all of our services, then just click here to find the contact details for your nearest agent and for us directly if you’d prefer. Enjoy!

 

Streetstyle: Maxed Out

We’ve been spotting some lovely maxi looks over the past couple of weeks, and decided to share some of our favourite streetsyle shots with you today. Its a direction that has become a bit of a high summer classic, but we can see some innovation in here too. The move from the maxi dress to the importance of the maxi skirt has been one well documented in all the fashion mags from the start of Spring. Building on that direction, we also love the amazing concertina pleated ‘divided skirt’ or mega flares from Topshop. Midi gets a look in too, but the reality of the streetsyle shows that it still has some way to go before it replaces the long time love that is the maxi…

Distortion, Copenhagen

South Molton Street

South Molton Street

Shoreditch High Street

Shoreditch High Street

Shoreditch High Street

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

If you’d like to see more inspirational streetstyle shots, just click here. Enjoy!

The Reports: April’11 Jersey

I hope that you have all enjoyed perusing the ‘Print’ and ‘Knit’ reports from the past few day’s posts. Today its all about jersey.

Often the backbone of high street collections, but not solely about basics. Jersey has been an interesting category to track, moving from king pin to under-pinning for the past few seasons, but definitely taking the opportunity to shine with the rise of sportswear influenced looks (I’m sure all jersey designers are thanking Alexander Wang!) as well as the new direction in linear inspired silhouettes. If you get this category right, you can pretty much guarantee till ringing success. We aim to help you achieve that through page upon page of detailed, informative and inspirational product shots month upon month, showcasing the best from all levels of London based retailing.

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Streetstyle: Subtle Ecclectic

There’s no other way to really attribute a label to this look, other than its utterly personal while still looking very fashion relevant. There are elements that are straight from the top ten of seasonal ‘must haves’, like her soft shirt worked as a dress, the shorter proportion of the T over the top and that laddered knit cardigan, but its the combination of textiles, proportions and the overall silhouette- plus those red lips coordinating with those boots- that just turns it into something very special.

Soho, Central London

Soho, Central London

Just click here if you’d like to see more inspirational streetsyle shots. Enjoy!

The Reports- January ’11 Jersey

Its Wednesday, so it must be time to showcase the ‘Jersey’ report!

I hope that you have all enjoyed perusing the ‘Denim’ and ‘Soft Wovens’ reports so far. You’ll see that the format from report to report follows a similar formula- but then there are tweaks and variations to ensure that we are expressing the product area in the best possible way. The reports are 95% visual and 5% text driven. As a designer myself, I decided that this was the right balance for a creative tool. Not that we don’t like reading or find big words complicated or anything. No siree! Its more about the fact that we are all time poor and pretty much constantly in need of accessible and instantaneously understandable inspiration. We really hope to have responded well to that need. What do you reckon?

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If you’d like to see more of our reports, just click here and you’ll be taken to our dedicated page. Enjoy!

Blink Reports: Jersey

So, yesterday we highlighted our fabulous monthly ‘Denim’ report for you, and today we reveal our fantastic ‘Jersey’ report. Another in our series of brilliant reports which give you an ‘up to the minute’ view of whats looking exciting on the British high street. These few pages were followed by nearly 40 more, packed with detailed product shots.

If you are a manufacturer supplying the British high street, if you are a retailer whose market is lead by the British high street, if you are a brand who is inspired by the British high street, if you are a designer or buyer looking for the perfect visual tool packed with detailed product shots the “Blink” is for you. Just contact us or your nearest agent to see a full copy of our reports!

Click here to see snapshots of all of our November ’10 reports.

Blink Travels: The Long Walk in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Fashion Week is no longer just called Copenhagen Fashion Week. With tourists and Copenhageners invited to join in by attending ‘The Worlds Greatest Catwalk’ event and other shows embracing a more open and public friendly stance, it is now also known as the Copenhagen Fashion Festival.

On August 14th, Danish underground DJ, Djuna Barnes delivered colorful and upbeat music whilst more than 200 models, celebrities, babies and ballet dancers began the 1.6  km long walk along the hot pink catwalk, creating a new world record! Starting at Rådhuspladsen down Copenhagen’s biggest shopping street ‘Strøget’ and ending in Kgs. Nytorv, this event showcased Danish and Scandinavian SS’11 collections in a really celebratory way. Forever supermodel and great Dane, Helena Christensen was the hostess for this event and several shops in Central Copenhagen donated 1% of the days income to Chernobyl Children’s project International.

Click here for more from Copenhagen Fashion Week.

The World's Greatest Catwalk, Copenhagen

The World's Greatest Catwalk, Copenhagen

The World's Greatest Catwalk, Copenhagen

The World's Greatest Catwalk, Copenhagen

The World's Greatest Catwalk, Copenhagen

The World's Greatest Catwalk, Copenhagen

The World's Greatest Catwalk, Copenhagen

The World's Greatest Catwalk, Copenhagen

Blink Travels: Hot Danish

So, after the festival frenzy of the past few weeks we now have a week free to feature the great coverage that the lovely Asta has been sending us from Copenhagen.

Its a supremely stylish city at the best of times. Yes, you have probably gathered from previous posts that we have a crush on Copenhagen. When Copenhagen Fashion Week comes around the style quotient increases even above and beyond this city’s usual high standards.

We are starting this week with a few streetstyle shots from around and about CPH Fashion Week. Asta spotted some really lovely looks for us that reflect the feel of Copenhagen style really well. Its about an understated style that is more individual than big name, more eclectic but not so vintage, quite detailed but not overly complex, glowing scrubbed cheeks rather than knee deep in make up. And doesn’t everyone just look so damned healthy!

Enjoy and click here for more posts from beyond London.

Copenhagen streetstyle

Copenhagen streetstyle

Copenhagen streetstyle

Copenhagen streetstyle

Copenhagen streetstyle

Copenhagen streetstyle

Copenhagen streetstyle